Sauteed Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are often the neglected vegetable that many people do not want to eat. You need to try brussels sprouts this way! This will change your mind on brussels sprouts.

By cooking the brussels sprouts at a high temperature, it caramelizes the brussels sprouts giving them a sweet glaze. It leaves them soft on the outside, and slightly crunchy on the inside giving it the perfect texture.

For about the last two years, brussels sprouts have been the perfect vegetable side dish to eat along side a deliciously seasoned chicken breast.

Why Eat Brussels Sprouts?

Brussels sprouts are a nutrient dense vegetables. They are packed with vitamin, K, C, A, manganese. They are rich in antioxidants, high in fiber and contain Omega-3 fatty acids.

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My little sister is a picky eater when it comes to vegetables. She does not like green beans, peas, onions, mushrooms, zucchini and more, but she does eat brussels sprouts! The first time I made these brussels sprouts I asked everyone to give them a try just to humor me because I thought they were good. She liked them!

Instructions – How to Sautee Brussels Sprouts

Gather Your Ingredients

  • Brussels sprouts – These are nutrient dense vegetables.
  • Olive oil – coat the bottom of the pan generously to help create the caramelized nature of the brussels sprouts.
  • Lawry’s Seasoning Salt – I personally prefer to use this seasoning salt over normal salt because it is a combination of seasonings. It includes, salt, sugar, paprika and turmeric, onion and garlic, without giving an overpowering taste to the dish.
  • Pepper and garlic powder – Adds flavor and spice to the sprouts!

Prep and Cook

  1. Wash the brussels sprouts, cut the ends off of the sprouts and place flat side down in the pan.
  2. Fry for 10 minutes or until golden-dark brown, flip over and fry for another 10 minutes.

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts

Easy and Delicious Brussels Sprouts!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 20 Brussels Sprouts
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Lawry's, pepper, garlic powder

Instructions
 

  • Place the brussels sprouts in a strainer and wash under running water.
  • Place the brussels sprouts on a cutting board, cut off the white ends, and cut in half. Place flat side down in a pan.
  • Drizzle roughly 2 tablespoons of olive oil on the brussels sprouts, and sprinkle with Lawry's, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Turn the stove on medium heat and place a lid on the pan. After roughly 10-15 minutes, flip the sprouts over to brown the other side. Place the lid back on the pan and cook for another 10-15 minutes.

Notes

  • Finish off the brussels sprouts by adding some parmesan on top while in the pan, cover for 5 minutes, and enjoy!
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Finishes for Brussels Sprouts

If you are a bit timid to eat brussels sprouts this way, finish them off with some Parmesan or some balsamic vinegar to help cut back on the taste.

Leftover Brussels Sprouts

I personally like brussels sprout leftovers for lunch the next day or two. I like to eat them with sausage or pasta for my sack lunch to take to work.

What to Eat With Brussels Sprouts

There are so many different things that you can eat brussels sprouts. On a summer day, grilling up a nice sausage on the side makes for a delicious pairing. Other ideas are with some oven fried chicken or herb and garlic chicken thighs.

Gluten Free Ham and Cheese Breakfast Quiche

Gluten free ham and cheese quiche is an easy brunch for weekend mornings, especially if you have company. It leaves little to no mess to clean up both after cooking and enjoying.

It is difficult to make a quiche with the right ratio of eggs to milk. If there are too many eggs it can turn out rubbery and not be very appetizing. If you have too much milk, it will be too wet and will not set correctly. For the best quiche, use 3 eggs to 1 1/2 cup of milk.

This quiche can be modified and you can add in bacon, green onions, mushrooms, spinach which would add a bit of moisture, and onions which would also add moisture. The added moisture will make the quiche slightly wet, so cut out a slight bit of milk.

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Why Gluten Free?

I prefer to eat gluten free because I do not like feeling full and bloated afterwords. Eating gluten free personally helps me with joint pain that I get in my hips, knee and ankles. I try to incorporate gluten free meals for breakfast and lunch, then often eat gluten with dinner as I feed a family of 7.

To read more reasons about why you should eat gluten free more often, click here!

Quick Instructions

  1. Pre-bake the pre-made pie crusts.
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Pour ingredients into the pie crust.
  4. Bake!

Ingredients

Pie Crust – The pie crust provides a slight crunch to the outside of the quiche.

Milk and Eggs – Milk and eggs are the two more important ingredients when it comes to a quiche. The milk and eggs are the base of a quiche, and any additional ingredients are the back up dancers.

Crust!

I am currently still learning how to make gluten free pastries. They always come out crumbly, dry, and anything but perfect. I choose to go with a pre-made gluten free frozen pie crust to make things easier for myself. Feel free to make your own gluten free crust!

Crust less!

If you are wanting no crust on your quiche, this can easily be done! Take a pie pan, grease it with butter or cooking spray, and place the egg and milk mixture in the pan. You got yourself a crust less quiche!

Additional Ingredients

You can add whatever ingredients you would like to your quiche. Personalize it to your own taste! Common add-in’s are…

Meats – Bacon, sausage, ham.

Vegetables – Onions, broccoli, mushrooms, spinach, bell peppers, tomatoes.

Others – Cheese!

Gluten Free Ham and Cheese Breakfast Quiche

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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Calories 231 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 9-inch gluten free pie crust
  • 1 cup diced ham
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp gluten free flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • Check instructions on pie crusts and pre-bake them according to the packaging and let them cool.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Add the diced ham to the bottom of the pre-baked pie crusts.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the cheese and flour until the cheese is well coated. Sprinkle the cheese into the pie crusts.
  • In a large bowl, combine the eggs, milk and pepper. Pour the mixture into the pie crust and bake for 45 minutes. The center will be slightly jiggly when it is done. As it is resting it will set and be ready to serve after 10-15 minutes.

Notes

Note, there are two quiches in the photos as I cook for a family of 7 and we eat a lot. 🙂 I doubled the recipe for myself. 

Nutrition

Calories: 231kcal
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Leftovers

Quiches should be covered and stored in the fridge, and will be good for 3-4 days.

Other Breakfast Ideas

There are so many other ways you could go for breakfast! Try some Swedish Pancakes or a blueberry oatmeal bake!

Perfect 1 Day Itinerary in Breckenridge, Colorado

Colorado has many places with beautiful scenery and picturesque locations. One of my favorite places to go with family just to relax and hangout is Breckenridge, Colorado! A beautiful mountain town just South of Silverthorne, about 1 hour and 30 minutes from Denver and 45 minutes from Vail.

Breckenridge is a beautiful place and perfect for a family to visit. there are many fun things to do and amazing place to capture possibly some of the best pictures. there are some must do’s when you visit Breckenridge.

1 Day Itinerary – Spring/Summer

Head Downtown!

Downtown Breck is one of the best places to just hangout with family and go shopping. There are shops, places to eat and scenery all around. the buildings are cute and aesthetic. Shops range from popcorn to clothes to even book stores!

Go to the River

The Blue River runs through Breckenridge. It runs through downtown Breck for a beautiful spot to drink a coffee from Clint’s Coffee Shop, or dipping your feet in the fresh mountain water!

Visit Isak Heartstone the Troll!

Isak heartstone is a popular troll in Breckenridge. You have to take a small trail to get to it but its a must see when visiting. This is a 15 foot tall wooden troll made by artist Thomas Bambo.

Go On a Hike!

All throughout Breckenridge there are many trails you can take to get in a little workout. You can google to find certain ones you want to explore! there are ones on more flat land or you can hike up some mountains. There might also be brochures at your hotel with some good hiking trails near by.

In almost all towns they host seasonal activities. Breckenridge being a skiing town, knows what activities to do all year round especially during the off seasons to give people something fun to do and attend.

There are festivals throughout the year in Breck. Summer in Breck is packed full of events and festivals. The season starts off with a food and wine festival in July. There is a summer beer festival, Bacon and Bourbon Hogfest, Labor Day weekend great rubber duck race and more.

1 Day Itinerary – Fall

Fall in Breckenridge brings the perfect temperatures for walking around downtown! Just like in the spring and summer, downtown is packed with activities and events in the fall. Oktoberfest, the Breckenridge Wine Classic, Breckenridge Film Festival and so much more!

1 Day Itinerary – Winter

Believe it or not, winter is still a great time to walk around and experience Breckenridge! Events in the winter include the International Snow Sculpture Championships, and holiday lighting and a race of Santa’s!

Of course the winter brings the thing mountain lovers enjoy most. SNOW! Grab a pair of skis or a snowboard and head over to one of the many lifts on the mountains, head up, and ski! If skiing or snowboarding is not your thing, there are plenty of other options available! Snowshoeing, snow tubing, snowmobiling and more!

If you are looking for a unique experience, about 25-30 minutes outside of Breckenridge in Dillion, Colorado, you can visit the Ice Castles.

Dillion, CO Ice Castles 2020.

There are six locations across North America where ice castles of this magnitude can be seen. Dillion, Colorado is one of those locations. Prices range from $17-$21 for adults and $12-$16 for children.

For more information, specific festival dates and more, visit GoBreck.

Easy Gluten Free Oven Fried Chicken

Crispy, juicy, oven fried chicken is the a delicious meal for the Southern food lovers who want to eat healthier, or want to try something new with their chicken dinners! This easy gluten free oven fried chicken will be a keeper!

I live in a house of 7 people. When everyone eats dinner together I like to make sure it is on the healthier side to make sure everyone eats some sort of a healthy meal everyday. This chicken is an amazing way to eat fried chicken without feeling bloated and full afterwords thanks to the gluten free flour and not frying the chicken in oil, and not have a ridiculous amount of breading on it.

Ingredient Breakdown

  • Boneless, skinless chicken thighs – I prefer boneless chicken thighs to make life easier on everyone with a family of 7. Bone in would not hurt! Skin on would not hurt either! It can be a bit tricky to get a nice crisp on the skin, and I prefer the easy and fast route to cooking.
  • Buttermilk – Buttermilk serves as the base for the marinade. The buttermilk sticks to chicken easier than milk helping the seasonings soak in
    • If you do not have buttermilk at home, you can easily make your own with milk and lemon juice or vinegar. Take the same amount of milk needed and add about 1 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice. This will make a sour milk similar to buttermilk.
  • Hot Sauce – I personally use Frank’s RedHot Original hot sauce, but any type of hot sauce will work.
  • Gluten Free Flour – There are many different gluten free flours on the market. You can use a gluten free flour mix, or almond flour, oat flour, brown rice flour, and more.
  • Seasonings – Feel free to use whatever seasonings you like in this mix! My go to for any meat is always Lawry’s Seasoning Salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika.
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What is the Best Gluten Free Flour to Use?

There are many gluten free flours on the market that are out there for you to try. Some brands you could try using are Bob Red Mill, King Arthur, Pillsbury, Krusteaz and my personal favorite that I have tried so far, Cup4Cup.

Why Use Gluten Free Flour?

I use gluten free flour because it does not make you feel full and bloated after eating. There are multiple reasons why I personally eat gluten free more often than not for health purposes.

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Can You Add Cornstarch?

Cornstarch can be added to help create a crispier breading on the chicken. Add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch to your flour and seasoning when you are ready to coat the chicken.

Easy Instructions to Make Fried Chicken

  • Combine chicken with milk, hot sauce, and seasoning in a sealable plastic bag. Let rest in the fridge for 2 hours to marinate and soak up the delicious flavors.
  • Take chicken out of the bag, dunk in gluten free flour, and place on a wire rack that is placed inside of a baking sheet with sides.
  • Bake chicken for 30 minutes at 450 degrees F flipping halfway through.
  • Remove from oven and enjoy!

Gluten Free Oven Fried Chicken

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Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 3 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, southern
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk (regular milk works fine as well)
  • 4 tbsp Louisiana hot sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free flour
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • In a reclosable plastic bag, add chicken thighs, buttermilk, Louisiana hot sauce, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, and salt and pepper.
  • Seal the bag and massage thoroughly until the ingredients are well mixed and the chicken is coated. Place in the fridge for 2-3 hours.
  • After 2-3 hours have passed, preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Take a baking pan with sides and place a wire cooling rack in it.
  • Pour roughly 1-2 cups of gluten free flour into a bowl or plate. I add salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder to give the coating some flavor as well. One at a time, take the chicken out of the plastic bag and coat both sides with flour.
  • Place the floured chicken on the wire cooling rack and bake for 15-20 minutes, then take a pair of tongs and flip over to ensure the baking is even. Bake for an additional 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove chicken from oven and let rest for 5 minutes. Serve, and enjoy!
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How Long is Leftover Chicken Good for?

Leftover chicken can be refrigerated for roughly 2-3 days before I would start questioning the chicken. I prefer to toss old food after a few days or not even worry about saving it because I know I will not eat leftovers.

How to Reheat Your Fried Chicken

Reheating chicken can be tricky and can sometimes make the chicken taste funny. When I reheat chicken, I almost always put it in the oven. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Place your chicken on a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes. This will heat the chicken slow and low to ensure a natural chicken flavor, and will crisp the skin to give you a nice crunch. Using a microwave will often give chicken a slightly off taste, and will make the skin soft.

What to Eat Alongside Fried Chicken

You can eat whatever you’d like with your fried chicken! Grill up some corn on the cob! Make some cheesy potatoes. My new favorite is jalapeno cheddar cornbread! Who doesn’t love some cornbread, butter and fried chicken!

Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts